Alex Reeve was born in Twickenham and now lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire with his wife and two sons. His debut novel The House on Half Moon Street, the first book in a historical crime series, was published by Bloomsbury for their new Raven list in May 2018 and Editions Bragelonne in France. Set in London in 1880, the book introduces Leo Stanhope, an assistant pathologist in love with Maria, and hiding a very big secret. For Leo was born Charlotte, but knowing he was meant to be a man – despite the evidence of his body – he fled his family home at just fifteen, and has been living as Leo ever since, his original identity known only to a few, trusted people. But then Maria is found dead and Leo is accused of her murder. Desperate to find her killer and under suspicion from all those around him, he stands to lose not just the woman he loves, but his freedom and, ultimately, his life. ‘The House on Half Moon Street is everything you want from a novel – a wonderful evoked setting, a fascinating cast of characters, a plot that turns the pages for you and beautiful, intricate writing. I loved it’ – William Ryan. The House on Half Moon Street was selected as a Richard and Judy pick in 2019. Book two in the series, The Anarchists’ Club was published in May 2019.
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